For Immediate Release: March 29, 2017
Contact: media@prochoiceamerica.org

Events Gathering Thousands of Americans Planned in Cities Across the Country

On Saturday, April 1st, two days before the Senate Judiciary Committee votes on the Neil Gorsuch nomination, thousands of Americans will rally in states across the country to call on their senators to oppose Donald Trump’s dangerous agenda, including his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court.

These events, organized by the People’s Defense campaign, will take place in cities across the U.S. and feature everyday Americans speaking about why they object to President Trump’s radical, out-of-touch agenda, his desire to overturn Roe v. Wade, his unconstitutional travel ban, and his selection of Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court. Over the last month, the People’s Defense has delivered one million petition signatures to all 100 senators which called on them to oppose Gorsuch, rolled out a six-figure digital ad campaign, and mobilized on social media to gather support for the coalition.

The People’s Defense is a massive grassroots campaign with actions planned in all 50 states to defeat Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Joining the campaign, which has been organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America, are Indivisible, American Federation of Teachers, Center for American Progress Action Fund, CREDO Action, Emily’s List, End Citizens United, EveryVoice, MoveOn.org Civic Action, People for the American Way, Planned Parenthood, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Service Employees International Union, and Stand Up America.

WHO:
Thousands of grassroots activists, members of the People’s Defense

WHAT:
Massive day of action to protest Trump’s agenda and his nominee for the Supreme Court

WHERE:
Cities across the country, including:

San Francisco, CA

Denver, CO

Washington, DC

Chicago, IL

St. Louis, MO

Las Vegas, NV

New York City, NY

Anchorage, AK

Phoenix, AZ

Miami, FL

Portland, ME

Milwaukee, WI

Cleveland, OH

Seattle, WA

Sioux Falls, SD

And many more (click here for details)

WHEN:
SATURDAY, April 1, from 9:30AM – 12PM

“The People’s Defense” is a massive grassroots campaign with actions planned in all 50 states to defeat Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Joining the campaign, which has been organized by NARAL Pro-Choice America, are Indivisible, American Federation of Teachers, Center for American Progress Action Fund, CREDO Action, End Citizens United, EveryVoice, MoveOn.org Civic Action, People for the American Way, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, Service Employees International Union, and Stand Up America.

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”

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